Scarlet Endomychus or False Ladybird
Biological name: Endomychus coccineus
It is one of the ‘Handsome Fungus Beetles’ (Endomychidae)
This small to medium-sized beetle is found in most of Europe, in deciduous forests (forests where trees drop their leaves in the autumn).
Like January’s beetle of the month: The Resin Weevil, it can be found hibernating in winter, including February (hibernating means it sleeps through the cold months) and can sometimes be found resting underneath the bark on very old trees. If you find a large stack of old logs, you might be lucky enough to find some there if you live in Europe. It particularly likes stumps of birch or beech trees, but sometimes is found under ash bark too.
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